The 10 latest user reviews posted on SourceForge:
Works perfectly. Used it to resurrect our WAMPUM dBASE III clone from 1985. Everything works just as it did 32 years ago. Download WAMPUM from: ...
I have used Quicken almost since it was first published on MSDOS. I LOATHE all the Windows versions - yes, I have tried. When I moved to Win10 (64) I was going to find a way to run DOS Quicken or be damned. vDOS saved my bacon. There are a small...
Although I use Office in my Windows 7 environment, I still need to access files in WordStar and, believe it or not, Condor. vDos has been incredibly helpful! Thank you so much for providing this valuable product, it works like a charm!
My wife, who is an accountant, relies on a DBASE III program circa 1986. Her trusty XP computer bit the dust a few months back and she replaced it with a shiny new computer running Windows 10 64-bit. This turned out to be a massive Charlie Foxtrot...
Having been a long-term user of DOSBox, I recently stumbled upon vDos, and was pleasantly surprised (***NOT*** about the vdos.info wbsite, stupid box-model makes many pages only partially visible, "overflow:hidden" should be removed ASAP!) However...
vDOS works great, and I'm finding that it's a valuable daily tool. I struggled for a few years with DOSbox, and vDOS is light-years ahead in usability. vDOS runs all old-time DOS biz programs like VisiCalc. It works flawlessly with SharkBase...
vDos works almost perfectly with Clipper-based server/client software called MKS Micro Key Central-1, at least when running as a client (the server instance requires an LPT dongle or dongle emulator). The only major shortcoming I found...
Excelente emulador. Necesité usar un programa Clipper en Windows 8.1 y se ejecutó perfecto.
Apart from ascii data or file entry problems with Fortran programs, a very effective emulation under 64-bit Windows systems, of most of MS-DOS V5.00, and which can run every one of over 200 commercial programs and compilers I tested...
A great job! The ideal solution to run legacy apps in 64 bits modern OS.
vDos links and alternatives:
vDos on Sourceforge: Installation programs and source code up to version 2015.04.10, and an active discussion forum for questions or problems.
vDosWP: Comprehensive documented vDos setup program by Edward Mendelson of WordPerfect for DOS, and optionally PlanPerfect, WP Office Shell, and WP Editor.
dbDOS: Basically an outdated mod of DOSBox with a (rather useless) wizard to install and launch DOS programs. Actual support of multi-user applications remains doubtful. That involves more than adding record locking to DOSBox. Its core disk caching will still at some moment corrupt concurrently open files.
DOSBox: DOS PC emulator to the hardware level, vDos derived from it. Some 5% of the original DOSBox code still contributes to about 15% of vDos’ code base. But DOSBox is meant for DOS gaming.
Tao ExDOS: Based on Windows 32-bit NTVDM. Windows 64-bit needs Virtual XP Mode installed to run DOS applications.
vDosPlus: Modified vDos by Wengier Wu. Added support of SFN (Short File Names)/LFN (Long File Names), IRQ1/INT9 keyboard hook (for XyWrite and Visual Basic), and more (bling).